Rhode Island
Profile Type: Cultural Nonprofit
NEFA Grant Recipient
Cultural Nonprofit
Venue
RHODE ISLAND LATINO ARTS

Rhode Island Latino Arts is dedicated to promoting, encouraging and preserving the arts, history, heritage and cultures of the Latino communities of Rhode Island.

We manage La Galería del Pueblo, the state's only Latino gallery and cultural hub. La Galería is an arts cooperative that provides a space for connections and artists exchange during Rhode Island Latin Artists Network (RILAN) regular gatherings, events and activities. 

 

Additional Links: 
A collection of oral histories of Rhode Island Latino Pioneers
Statewide celebration of Latino Heritage Month in RI
Rhode Island's only Latino gallery and cultural hub

I Have Worked With

  • February 2015

    New Inca Son is a wonderful professional folk group that teaches about the Andean culture through hands-on workshops and performances.

    We have known about this group since the mid-1990s, and in 2015 we finally had the great pleasure of having them work with our youth program in Providence.

  • September 2014

    Lorena provided a wonderful two-hour workshop to our youth program about Puerto Rican culture, which included music and history. She also performed a community concert accompanied by local Latino musicians from Rhode Island. She is an amazing cuatro musician!

  • January 1995

    Lydia Perez is a partner artist with our organization since the mid-1990s and we have collaborated on a number of activities and events in RI.

    In 2013, Lydia with her Yoruba2 group formed a close partnership with RI Latino Arts in an effort to provide much-needed on-going relevant cultural programs to young people in Rhode Island.

     

  • NEFA Grantee
  • Cultural Nonprofit
  • Venue

Contact Information

First Name: 
Marta V.
Job Title/Position: 
Executive Director
Mailing Address: 
PO BOX 25118
PROVIDENCE, RI 02905
Physical Address: 
209 Central St.
Central Falls, RI 02863
Last Name: 
Martinez
Phone: 
401-486-9095

About

Profile Type: 
Cultural Nonprofit
Primary Discipline: 
Multi-Disciplinary
Year Founded: 
1988
Populations Served: 
Adults
Elders
Families
General Public
Immigrant Populations
Nonprofits
School Groups
Teens
Youth-At-Risk
Languages Available: 
American Sign Language
Spanish
Institution/Business Type: 
Arts Service Organizations
Activities and Services: 
Art Sales
Artist Market
Artist Representation / Artist Management
Arts for Social Change / Creative Activism
Arts Instruction / Lessons
Community Arts
Exhibitions
Film Showings
Performance / Concert / Reading
Preservation / Conservation
Professional Network Gatherings / Events
Residency - Community
Residency - In School
Theater Technical Production
Workshops / Demonstrations / Master Class
Events Per Year: 
2
Seasons Active: 
Spring
Fall
Winter
Geographic Reach: 
State

Affiliations and Accomplishments

Professional Associations: 
National Association of Latin American Arts and Cultures (NALAC)
Americans for the Arts
Oral History Association
American Folklore Society
Northeast Storytelling (NEST)
Latinos in Heritage Conservation (LHC) of the National Trust on Historic Preservation
I am a Creative Communities Exchange Presenter
Awards: 
Public Humanities Scholar
CCX2017 Creative Economy Award for Excellence in Cultural Community Development in New England
I am a NEFA Grant Recipient

Accessibility of Services

Access accommodations for people who use a wheelchair and have limited mobility
Access accommodations for people who are Deaf and hard-of-hearing
We provide sign language interpretation upon request. Our office is located in a building that has a wheelchair ramp to the 1st Floor gallery and meeting space.

I am a Touring Artist

Technical Requirements: 
Stage with lighting and tech
Fee Range Minimum: 
$1,500
Fee Range Maximum: 
$3,000
State of Residence: 
Rhode Island
Minimum Number of Performers: 
2
Maximum Number of Performers: 
3

Venue Available for Rent/Use

Venue Name: 
La Galeria del Pueblo
Venue Type: 
Conference / Meeting Room
Venue Address: 
209 Central St.
Central Falls, RI 02863
Venue Phone: 
401-486-9095
Stage Details: 
Black Box
Seasons Available: 
Spring
Summer
Winter
Fall
Venue Features: 
Exhibition walls
Movie screen/projection capabilities
Security
WiFi
Venue Capacity: 
50
Venue Fee Range Minimum: 
$200
Venue Fee Range Maximum: 
$600
Venue Accessibility: 
Facility is physically accessible (such as parking, entrances, accessible restrooms, seating, backstage)
Additional Comments: 
We are located in a colonial-style home. Our 1st floor is available for small meetings and artists gatherings. We have limited space for artists workshops (ie, theater, dance, drumming) in a separate building. Fees and dates always negotiable.